Traffic tickets are a regular occurrence with my husband. The one I payed this weekend was the most expensive by far.
It was $370 for the traffic fine, $49 for traffic school eligibility, and a $10 convenience fee for paying the ticket online. Then add the $35 to take the online traffic school course...it's a very expensive lesson my husband refuses to learn.
My husband has a lead foot and will have two or three tickets rotating on his driving record at any given time. He tries to hide them from me, but eventually the truth is found out.
"Hi, I'd like to inquire on insurance rates through your company," I told an insurance agent over the phone.
The insurance agent was polite and happy to help. I gave her my information, then I was asked to provide my husbands.
"Sorry, I can't help you," the agent cut me off before I finished spelling my husbands name.
"I don't understand?" I asked.
"We can't help you, Ma'am!" the agent replied abruptly.
"Can I ask why?" I thought I must of missed something.
"He has too many points on his record. One more and he could loose his license," the agent informed me, before she ended the call without saying good-bye.
That would explain the sudden increase on our insurance bill. I called my husband at work, since it was his idea to shop for cheaper car insurance.
"So...I figured out why our insurance rates tripled," I said instead of saying hello. "Is there anything you want to tell me?" I challenged.
"Nothing you're gonna like," he confessed.